Black and red Air Jordans are so popular that they even developed their own name for them. White and red Jordans? They never got the same hype. I’m not sure why, either. Chicago didn’t debut any black-based uniforms until the pinstriped joints they wore at times during their record-breaking 72-win 1995-96 season. Before then, it was always white for home games and red on the road for Michael Jordan‘s squad. So why didn’t the shoes follow suit?
Colors have long played a big role in the birth and evolution of the Jordan line, starting all the way back in 1985 when Nike outfitted MJ with a sneaker that was banned in the NBA because of a color violation.
I’ve always wondered why there weren’t more white and red Jordans. We love the “bred” colorways and yet the white/red sneakers are just as good. Tomorrow at Champs Sports, the legacy continues with the “Grey Toe” (or “Cement Grey”) Air Jordan XIII, a shoe that features a white-based upper and red suede along the midsole and heel. While the name takes after the grey found on the tongue and toe, don’t get it twisted: This is very much a white/red shoe.
To get you hyped up for the release — and trust us, if you’re any type of sneakerhead you can’t be missing this one — today we’re breaking down some of the classics. In the past, we spotlighted the best all-red Jordans we’ve ever seen to play off the Red October hype. Now here are The Best White and Red Air Jordans Ever, minus any player exclusives. Trust us, this list was super hard to narrow down, especially considering so many white-based Jordans have red in them. Technicalities aside, these are all dope kicks.
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